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Mughal coin question

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Muenzenhamster
Joined: 30-Oct-2013
Posts: 1153
Hi

Is somebody with knowledge about indian or mughal coins here?

Please pm me.

Thx.
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Pm you why/about what?

I have a small Mughal collection; others like Parimal may know a lot more.

If you want specialised advice the best person to ask is Michael Bates [One of the few people to have actually seen the mythical Jahangir 1000 mohurs in person!]
Muenzenhamster
Joined: 30-Oct-2013
Posts: 1153
Item is at auction.
I have no clues about values.

:(

1000 Mohur!??!!!?!? That like the whole GDP of France or something.....
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Quote: "Muenzenhamster"​Item is at auction.
​I have no clues about values.

:(

​1000 Mohur!??!!!?!? That like the whole GDP of France or something.....

Link?

Over 12kg of gold. The 200 mohur was over 2kg, and the 100 over a kg. Obviously I've never laid eyes on them myself so this is only hearsay.

Spink attempted to auction them back in 1985-1986. Failed as it didn't meet the reserve. Then they went to Hapsburg-Feldman in 1987, who put them up for auction after the Indian government failed to block it in the Swiss courts. Apparently the reserve was around $20M so the bids didn't meet it. Thereafter they vanished into the depths of a Swiss bank vault again. Presumably they are owned by the Nawab of Hyderadad, who maybe really wanted to sell and maybe just wanted an insurance valuation... Details are thin on the ground but it's a nice story.

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